An application that allows for the Blind take pictures by their smartphones




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An application that allows for the Blind take pictures by their smartphones

Depends on the technique to face recognition and phonetic pronunciation to help the blind in directing the camera

A team of doctoral students at the University of California, developed the application allows for the blind and those who suffer from vision problems to take pictures through their smart phones and displayed on their friends just like anyone true sight.

The researchers developed the application through search included questions variety was routed for 54 people aged between 18 and 78 years, some of them are blind completely, and some of them are suffering from problems of varying consideration, where he was asked about the most difficult thing confront them when they try to capture images , was to take advantage of their answers in the specification of the desired application.

Some of them replied that position the photo frame is one of the main obstacles, where the need always to help the person who is on their side to guide them on how to direct the camera. Some also pointed to the difficulty they face even when taking pictures of themselves.

And dispense with the application that was developed for the button to capture the image, where it is difficult for blind locate him, instead, the application captures the image that the user has to withdraw his finger on the touch screen of the phone from the bottom to the top. It also uses the application to face recognition technology and automated speech technology, so as to tell the blind aloud about the number of people inside the photo frame to help him to show everyone in the picture.

When you capture any image, the application records a 30-second voice of the surrounding sounds during the filming, and this feature helps blind to browse images later and identified through the sounds associated with them in order to organize or share and send it to friends.

The user can save the image with the time, date and location where the application audio pronunciation of this information, which helps blind to browse pictures more easily.

It is noteworthy that the application is not available for download yet, but is expected to be officially Developers releasing next month.
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